Pippa Middleton Gets Married

She became world famous at her big sister’s wedding, but today Pippa Middleton showed that she could be an incredibly beautiful bride in her own right when she married James Matthews in a lovely ceremony in St Mark’s Church in Englefield.

Wearing a stunning lace gown, which reputedly cost £40,000 and was designed by Giles Deacon, Pippa looked radiant, and, in a reverse of the royal wedding, she was looked after by big sister Kate, who shepherded the little bridesmaids and paige boys, which included Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

Pippa rose to prominence as the perfect maid of honour at the royal wedding of William and Kate, and has proved to be something of a style icon since, always managing to look chic at a range of occasions.  Her wedding dress was beautiful and elegant, with a full skirt, high neckline and lattice style lace work.  Her chic updo also added to the effortless beauty of the whole look.

Here are some images from a very stylish country wedding.

 

BAFTA 2017 – Fave Looks

The most important night in British film is always a good place to look when it comes to glamorous Hollywood Stars and the best of British truly shining on the red carpet. I am talking about the Bafta’s of course, aka the British Academy Awards, and this year has proved to be a bit of a vintage one in terms of fashion, with some really lovely looks including a suitably regal one from the Duchess of Cambridge in Alexander McQueen.

This years awards showcased a range of beautiful looks in a range of colours and styles.  There were strapless styles, halter necks as showcased by Nicole Kidman in Armani Prive and a range of sleeve lengths, with Michelle Williams opting for a 1960s style shift from Louis Vuitton (does anyone else think she looks more and more like Mia Farrow in Rosemary’s Baby? Or is it just me?). Naomie Harris was beautifully romantic in Gucci ruffles and frills, whilst best supporting actress winner Viola Davis was bringing a beautiful touch of spring in her striped Jenny Packham dress which just showcased her incredible curves. (Don’t mind admitting I have terrible boob envy when it comes to Viola).

When it comes to taking a  fashion risk you know that you can rely on Emma Stone, a real Hollywood fashionista. This time her risk totally paid off. I LOVED her beautiful midi dress from Chanel that she wore over the top of a pair of peg trousers. The sparkle of the outfit and the otherwise minimal styling was so fresh and beautiful. I really can’t wait to see what she wears when she picks up her Oscar (we all know it’s going to happen!).

There are several other looks, all beautiful, that I really loved tonight. What was your favourite from the British Oscars?

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Viola Davis

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Penelope Cruz

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Amy Adams

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Michelle Williams

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Nicole Kidman

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Naomie Harris

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Duchess of Cambridge

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Emma Stone

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Ella Purnell

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Daisy Ridley

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Felicity Jones

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Thandi Newton

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Noomi Rapace

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Isabelle Huppert

Boho Inspiration from Duchess Kate

The successful Royal tour of India and Bhutan is now at an end, and it has to be said that watching Duchess Kate’s wardrobe has been an absolute joy. She has moved away from her regular, classic style and embraced an Eastern inspired wardrobe which has been a veritable feast of colour and boho inspiration.

Kate’s wardrobe has been a mixture of clever High Street Pieces and designer outfits, including a red Tory Burch kaftan style dress that was worn on exactly the same day by Hollywood star Drew Barrymore. The wardrobe worked so well for this tour, looking cool and relaxed in the hot temperatures, and very modern and young. The long sleeves. midi and maxi length skirts and beautiful prints are quite a departure from Kate’s regular looks, which often embrace block colour and neat elegance, but I have to say I totally approve, loving every single look.

Boho has been a big fashion story since the days of Talitha Getty in Marrakesh in the late 1960s, and we saw a big resurgence in the style when Sienna Miller emerged onto the fashion scene.  Boho is a Summer style that always works on holiday, at festivals and (if) we get a long hot summer, as thin cotton fabrics keep us looking and feeling cool.

Kate’s Indian and Bhutan wardrobe is easily achieved online and on the High Street at the moment, with Simply Be. in particular, having a fantastic range of affordable Boho dresses of all lengths and sizes. Topshop, Wallis and ASOS are also great ports of call if you are interested in recreating this look.

Kate’s Boho Style

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Tory Burch

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In Glamorous

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In Topshop

In Anna Sui

In Anna Sui

 

Get the Look – Boho Dresses

Paisley Printed Shirt Dress Price: £38.00 Click to visit Wallis

Paisley Printed Shirt Dress
Price: £38.00 Click to visit Wallis

**Tie-Up Front Smock Dress by Glamorous £38 Click to visit Topshop

**Tie-Up Front Smock Dress by Glamorous £38 Click to visit Topshop

Floral Printed Smock Dress £42.00 Click to visit Topshop

Floral Printed Smock Dress
£42.00 Click to visit Topshop

Bandana Print Ring Slip Dress £38.00 Click to visit Topshop

Bandana Print Ring Slip Dress
£38.00 Click to visit Topshop

Frill-Hem Maxi Dress £40 Click to visit Simply Be

Frill-Hem Maxi Dress £40 Click to visit Simply Be

 

Cape Maxi Dress £65 Click to visit Simply Be

Cape Maxi Dress £65 Click to visit Simply Be

Boho Print Midi Dress £35 Click to visit Simply Be

Boho Print Midi Dress £35 Click to visit Simply Be

Tapestry Print Boho Dress £27 Click to visit Simply Be

Tapestry Print Boho Dress £27 Click to visit Simply Be

ASOS Midi Boho Dress With Border Print now £20 Click to visit ASOS

ASOS Midi Boho Dress With Border Print now £20 Click to visit ASOS

 Simply Be Paisley Print Maxi Dress £29 Click to visit Simply Be


Simply Be Paisley Print Maxi Dress £29 Click to visit Simply Be